I’ve always asserted that law librarians rock it harder than most. And I still believe this. However, from June 14 to June 17, 2009, members of the Special Libraries Association rocked it at the Washington, DC convention center. I was among these revelers.
On day two, I attended an informative session, Census 2010: Not Your Grandmother’s Census, where I learned about how Government data-heroes will attempt to provide more demographic granularity with fewer census questions.
I also attended the Business & Finance Division sponsored Business Information Literacy session, where I met business librarians from such places as Stanford Business School and Wachtell Lipton. It was with these party-people that I learned about sources for researching Bear Hugs and Deal Jumpers. I also learned that even the elite use sources such as the New York Times DealBook.
On day three, I attended an event entitled: It’s All Academic. A diverse group of librarians shared their experiences promoting information services to faculty. Participants concluded that faculty, like all people, want fast, accessible information.
Fortunately for those of us researching the US military, there are accessible sources. During the ABCs of Military Resources, I picked up a few tricks; for example, start with guides made available at the Dudley Knox Library.
For further impressions on the conference, along with links to conference related blogs, visit Notes from the Annual Conference.
Overall, the conference was a great place to rock it!